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View Poll Results: Covid 19: Will you get the vaccination?
Yes, definitely 112 54.90%
Not sure. Let's wait and see 31 15.20%
No way. I don't need it 13 6.37%
What vaccine? 1 0.49%
Probably - but not straight away 37 18.14%
Only if they make me 10 4.90%
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Re: Covid Vaccine: Will you get it?

Simple answer is to give freedom to vaccinated people: travel, got to sports, go to cinema, go to pubs and resteraunt. No vaccination: as before, no pubs, resteraunt, cinema, air travel, sports events etc. Then it's your choice.
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Old 26.11.2020, 23:31
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Re: Covid Vaccine: Will you get it?

I will most likeley get it but will certainly (have to) wait. I'm in no rush to get it and by then, time will tell me if it's safe.
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Old 26.11.2020, 23:45
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Yes, but people in Switzerland have Swiss licenses, to which this does not apply.

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But not everybody on the forum actually lives in Switzerland so it may well apply to them.
Plus some people never drive here but do when they visit ‘home’ so they never convert their licences to Swiss ones.
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Most people travel alone or with family in cars. I could see a push for public transport passes though.
Nevertheless the driver could spread the virus by going to the office or attending all manner of social gatherings,
pub crawls, rave parties ( if the drivers into rave parties ? )
So he or she might have started their car journey alone but they could very well be meeting others and spreading
the virus at their destination.
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Old 27.11.2020, 01:07
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Re: Covid Vaccine: Will you get it?

Can I have the Moderna or the Pfizer one please?

I think id probably refuse the AstraZeneca one. I want a vaccine which gives me the confidence to visit older members of my family. Living in the uk there's a good chance they'll get the AZ one. Decent chance it fails on me or my wife AND one of them were we both to have AZ vaccination.

I have the non-proveable suspicion that where I to accept the AZ Id be shunted down the queue for getting one of the better ones.

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Simple answer is to give freedom to vaccinated people: travel, got to sports, go to cinema, go to pubs and resteraunt. No vaccination: as before, no pubs, resteraunt, cinema, air travel, sports events etc. Then it's your choice.
Quite right if such clubs and venues started amending their membership & admission rules to say - if your not
vaccinated and immunised against the virus, then your not welcome here. If there's any complaints they can
always say they are simply following Govt health & safety rules. Perhaps we will see people being issued
with 'I've been vaccinated against Covid19 cards or passports' to prove it. Just like ID cards such as the
UK's Proof of Age Card below.

Although in the end it's their choice, nobody is going to force people to get vaccinated but their lives
could be constrained if they don't.

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Old 27.11.2020, 01:33
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Re: Covid Vaccine: Will you get it?

I'll definitely get the vaccine as soon as it's offered even if there are some possible unknown side effects. I'd prefer to take that risk if it liberates me from the other paranoia that most people (certainly us older ones, anyway) have found in trying to maintain a socially distanced life over these several months.

Bring it on.
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I'll be first in line, sleeve rolled up.

Am I concerned that the vax might not be safe? Of course. I wish there were a less risky alternative.
Possibly covid infection itself might be a less risky alternative? I am wondering if building immunity by fighting the actual covid infection would be a better alternative at the moment than the current vaccines - for someone who is not in the risk group of course. The vaccine might be safe but it has to be properly tested.
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Old 27.11.2020, 08:28
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Possibly covid infection itself might be a less risky alternative? I am wondering if building immunity by fighting the actual covid infection would be a better alternative at the moment than the current vaccines - for someone who is not in the risk group of course. The vaccine might be safe but it has to be properly tested.
It is still not certain whether catching and recovering from Covid confers longterm immunity - or whether subsequent bouts are worse than the first.
The effects of „long Covid“ - longterm medical complications are also a factor.
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In Switzerland? What's to stop that? A public referendum.
I think what you will see is that governments will require nationals of third countries be vaccinated before coming to their country. For CH this will be done through Schengen.

Some may also require it for return travel for their own nationals (and everyone else) from hot spots.

If you stay at home and in your bubble, you will be OK you will not be required to vaccinate. But if you want to cross borders, go to the hospitals/cliniques, go to concerts etc you are going to need to vaccinate.

The good news is there appears to be very little reason not to vaccinate, no serious side effects (yet).

And as I am 3x at risk my peace of mind will increase immediately with every jab.
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Old 27.11.2020, 09:20
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Re: Covid Vaccine: Will you get it?

I would get the vaccine, I want to start travelling without worries again. I find it justified if only people that are vaccinated are allowed to travel etc. Maybe the airlines wont ban people that are not vaccinated, but the destination country would be justified to ban everyone that is a threat to their own citizens.
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Old 27.11.2020, 09:34
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I will get the vaccine, but not as an early adopter. Let the risk groups go first.
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Re: Covid Vaccine: Will you get it?

The next challenge is going to be how to know who (and when; which) has been vaccinated in a format that will be recognised throughout the world.

Sounds like something ICAO or IATA needs to get working on. And the sooner the better.
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Old 27.11.2020, 09:38
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The next challenge is going to be how to know who (and when; which) has been vaccinated in a format that will be recognised throughout the world.

Sounds like something ICAO or IATA needs to get working on. And the sooner the better.
There is for example an official yellow fever certificate. Something like that, or in your vaccination record, with the vaccine sticker and a Drs stamp on it I expect.
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There is for example an official yellow fever certificate. Something like that, or in your vaccination record, with the vaccine sticker and a Drs stamp on it I expect.
This stuff is already being worked on, at least in the UK. There were articles last week how people who have taken two negative tests in a week will have unrestricted freedom for a fixed period. Its not the policy, its just showing how its all going to slowly come together: there will be an indicator, be it vaccine proof, negative test proof or whatever that you are non infectious and do not have it and you will be able to lead your normal life. Without this you may still be subject to restrictions.

To me, it makes sense.
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Re: Covid Vaccine: Will you get it?

I don’t really understand the fuss!

I’ve been vaccinated /inoculated for polio, diphtheria, tetanus, yellow fever etc etc and never knew anyone who had any of these complaints.

Now I know dozens who suffered from Covid-19, one for 5½ months in hospital, one in the UK who died of it - and there’s a question about getting vaccinated?!?

I will be at the front of the queue (if there is such a thing in Switzerland) the day vaccines are available here...
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I don’t really understand the fuss!

I’ve been vaccinated /inoculated for polio, diphtheria, tetanus, yellow fever etc etc and never knew anyone who had any of these complaints.

Now I know dozens who suffered from Covid-19, one for 5½ months in hospital, one in the UK who died of it - and there’s a question about getting vaccinated?!?

I will be at the front of the queue (if there is such a thing in Switzerland) the day vaccines are available here...
Those vaccines were taken by our parents & possibly our grandparents so we know they are very safe.
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Old 27.11.2020, 10:42
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In Switzerland? What's to stop that? A public referendum.
They are already collecting signatures for “STOPP Impfplicht” - Stop compulsory vaccine.

Basically antivaxers - thus no link form me...
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Those vaccines were taken by our parents & possibly our grandparents so we know they are very safe.
WE do, but did they when they first took them?

Given the choice of a world with Covid or one without it’s a no brainier...
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Old 27.11.2020, 10:57
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WE do, but did they when they first took them?

Given the choice of a world with Covid or one without it’s a no brainier...
They didn't so lot of people died back than. Not to mention it took decades to develop vaccines not months like now.
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